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Getting There & Away

Both Alsace and Lorraine have excellent rail connections to the rest of France and beyond. Major rail hubs include Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Metz and Nancy (see www.sncf.com for timetables and itineraries). Eurostar (www.eurostar.com) operates a service between London and Strasbourg (one way from €57, five hours).

Fast and direct TGV connections link Paris Gare de l'Est to Strasbourg (€96 to €107, 1¾ hours), Mulhouse (€114, 2¾ hours) and Nancy (€65 to €84, 1¾ hours).